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Where’s Jackie? Biden asks deceased lawmaker to identify themselves [WATCH]

President Joe Biden was criticized harshly after asking for a deceased lawmaker to identify themselves in a crowd and it was caught on video. Biden said, “where’s Jackie” at an event in Washington. Biden was referring to Indiana’s former Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski who passed away tragically in a car accident on August 3, 2022.

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The president was being thankful to multiple members of Congress during an event near the White House, thanking people who put in a bipartisan effort.

Biden said: “I want to thank all of you here, including bipartisan elected officials like Representative [Jim] McGovern, Senator [Mike] Braun, Senator [Cory] Booker, Representative Jackie — are you here? Where’s Jackie? — I think she was going to be here…. Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? She must not be here.

Obviously and unfortunately, Jackie was not there, as pointed out by NY Post.

The White House issued a statement about Rep. Jackie Walorski last month, offering kind words and honoring her life and service. It seems as though President Joe Biden was not aware or did not remember as he made the crucial mistake that adds to his list of gaffes and mental mistakes. The transcript of that section of the speech from the White House briefing room included the mistake as well, reading:

And today, I’m convening this conference again because I believe we can use these advances to do even more to make America stronger and a healthier nation. And so many of you know so much about this as well, and you’re committed.

And I want to thank all of you here, including bipartisan elected officials like Representative McGovern, Senator Braun, Senator Booker, Representative — Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? I didn’t think she was — she wasn’t going to be here — to help make this a reality. And thanks to Senator Stabenow, Representative DeLauro for their leadership.

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And here today we have advocates and activists — José Andrés — you’ve heard of him, haven’t you? (Applause.) La- — last time we hung out on the Ukrainian border in Poland. And leaders of business, labor, agriculture, faith, and philanthropy and — to achieve ambitious goals that I know we can do if we work together — I really do know we can do this: End hunger in this country by the year 2030 and lower the toll — (applause) — lower the toll that diet-related diseases takes on for too many Americans.

Biden is known for making a lot of mistakes and misspeaking. One time President Joe Biden accidentally referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as the “First Lady” when he was talking about her husband, Doug Emhoff.

Biden realized he made a mistake and then self-corrected, explaining that he was talking about Kamala’s husband, not her or Jill Biden – because Joe Biden would be the husband of the First Lady, who is Jill – not Kamala. Harris is the vice president and Jill Biden is the first lady and Doug is just Kamala’s husband.

It’s not very difficult to remember, but Joe Biden gaffes sometimes makes mistakes and they get caught on video.

Photo: Twitter screencap, text cropped out.

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